The infamous SQLBits Run is back at SQLBits 2023!

We're back and better than ever with the help of Advancing Analytics!

After a long day of quality SQL sessions, why not join other attendees and speakers for the Dungeons and Dragons SQLBits 5k Run, in partnership with Advancing Analytics.

It's completely FREE to come along, all speeds and abilities are welcome to join us, and if you're taking part in the Wednesday event, there'll even be photos on the finish line. Plus, all participants that register before the deadline (17 Feb) get a free SQLBits Dungeons & Dragons Run T-shirt!


6:15pm after sessions on Wednesday 15th March

6:00am before sessions on Friday 17th March

Join our run for novices and celebrate completing Couch2SQLBits!

Couch2SQLBits is our Version of Couchto5k (which you may have heard of if you're in the UK), a running plan for complete beginners.

Taking up running can seem like a scary prospect, especially if you feel out of shape or unfit. Couchto5k is a widely recognised 9-week program to help you gradually build up to running 5k (3 miles).

The SQLBits Run has become increasingly popular in recent years, but is often run at a fast pace by experienced runners. We wanted to introduce an entry-level run, accessible to all where members of the SQLBits community followed the same training routine together, chatted about their progress, and felt supported to reach their goals by the time SQLBits came around, ready and prepared to tackle the big day.

It involves 3 runs a week, with a day of rest in between, and a different schedule for each of the preceding 9 weeks; in order to train we recommend everyone downloads the NHS and BBCs Couch to 5k app and uses it to guide their training. We'd also invite you to join our Slack community here, to share tips, progress and challenges.

Joining the Couch2SQLBits run team helps create new friendships and bonds, set realistic running expectations for our community and allow you to feel a real sense of accomplishment.


Want to plan ahead? FIND THE ROUTE HERE ON STRAVA!

6pm after sessions on Wednesday 15th March

Where are we running?

Through the trees, over the grass, and down the path - got it?

The route is pre-determined by the ICC and will be published here shortly!

This is a guided run (by the wonderful Mikey from Advancing Analytics!) but any difficult twists and turns will be signposted if need be. 

Please note if you intend to speed off and leave the group - it's your responsibility to know the route and be familiar with where you're going, as you'll be the new leader. If you get lost we recommend just stopping on the track and waiting for the group leader (also gives chance for a nice little breather!)


Take a look around the site, from Why Attend to FAQs and when you're ready, you can register for SQLBits here!